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Current Super Eagles Players Who Have Scored Against Mali


/ by Editor

            With the West Africans (Nigeria and Mali) set to lock horns one again in an international friendly at the Stade Robort Diochon in Rouen tomorrow many eyes will be watching how the match proceedings pains out. The Super Eagles may be missing some star players like John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses due to injury but nevertheless Nigerians are confidence of a positive result against the Malians this evening. The Super Eagles might have dominated recent outcome between both side and the stage is set for them to renew their dominance or will the Malian put up a strong fight against all odds following decent run in the African qualifying series. With the Eagles dominance over Mali we cast our light on some players, who have contributed to this dominance by virtue of finding the back of the net against the Malians.

            After the first the first games at the African Cup of Nations in the group stage where the trio of Emenike, Ideye and Musa were meant to partner in attack, the forward Musa fell short and was replaced in the starting eleven as Victor Moses return to the starting line-up. In the semi – final of the triumph in 2013 the Eagles defeat Mali 4 – 1 with Musa coming on as a substitute to grab the 4th goal for the Eagles before the Malians grab a consolation to make it 4 – 1 .Ahmed Musa show face and composure to get on to a through ball from Mikel to finish between the goal keeper legs with great aplomb.
            The forward was behind the trio of Musa, Emenike and Moses in the pecking order in attack but benefitted from Victor Moses illness in the opening game against the Burkina Faso to establish himself in the starting line and putted up a brilliant performance against the Burkina Faso with a Superb back heel assist for Emenike to finish following a wonderful long pass by John Obi Mikel .Ideye continued to grow wings in the team and was part of a three man attack that demolished Mali 4 – 1 in the semi-final. With the Super Eagles on top of occasion he was alert to get onto Emmanuel Emenike’s low cross to apply the finishing touch for a goal to further add salt to the Mali wounds and as well cap off a wonderful performance in style and all eye will be on him tonight as he marks along absense from the National team with an appearance against Mali with a possible chance of replicating such performance.